Police are at the scene of a serious collision involving two vehicles which will cause significant disruption to motorists this morning.
A black BMW X5 and a red Peugeot were involved in a collision at around 4am on the A128 Brentwood Road at its junction with the B188 in Orsett.
It is estimated the road will be closed until around midday and motorists are advised to avoid the area and find alternative routes.
Investigating officers are appealing for the driver of an HGV which may have briefly stopped following the collision to get in touch.
Additionally anyone who witnessed the collision or who has dash cam footage of it should also get in contact. Police are keen to hear from anyone who saw a black BMW X5 driving erratically before the collision.
Anyone with information should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or email [email protected] quoting incident number 99 of 5 October.